Friday, May 11, 2012

1977 carl yastrzemski

o-pee-chee went for the horizontal look which was different from the topps approach when it came to carl yastrzemski's facsimile autograph.  here is his 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
who doesn't love beignets?  (insert homer simpson's drooling noise here).  and the topps back:
as a young boy, just a year after this card was issued, i forced myself to learn how to spell yaz's last name.  i did this because i was bothered that he was known as 'yaz' instead of 'yas' and so i decided i would only refer to him as yastrzemski.  take that, nickname lovers of america!

1977 was the 10th anniversary of yastrzemski's triple crown season, but the only thing he led the league in was sacrifice flies (11).  he did start in the all-star game (thus the shield on his 1978 topps card) in center field for the american league, due to the fact that the red sox moved him back to left field after a few years at first base.  accordingly, yastrzemski was honored with his first gold glove since 1971, the last year he spent most of his time as an outfielder.

voici à vous, 1977 carl yastrzemski!

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